Question about Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501 Notebook
I have a Toshiba Satellite 5101 laptop and it will not turn on. Originally, my video card was not working properly; my screen had a bunch of weird lines accross it. I then opened the laptop to see if the video card had come loose. After I put it back together, it did not turn on. When I plug the power cable, both the battery indicator and the power cable indicators light up. Then when I try to turn it on, the power cable indicator starts to flash (orange). Does anyone know what is going on?
My brother reflow the solder on several of the memory chips on the video board for my wife 5105 s501 and it fixed the problem that we were having with the video. If you do a search you will see that the video card is the weak link on this laptop. Kinda doubt if you could find a good use video card for this laptop. I would worry that any used video cards for this laptop will also have problem.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
I have a Toshiba 5101-S501 and gave me the same problem. I wanted to replace my Video Card, but unfortunately I am not getting the Card (Nvidia Geforce4 440 Go) at all. Can someone help me if I could get the same Video card in your country? Can I replace with some other Card? Please help me!
P.S. Can someone sell your Card?
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
From what you have told us, I would suspect that something got jiggled or joggled during the opening and putting back together process. I've done that to myself, in the past. ;o)
What I do in a case like this is as follows:
1-Power down and remove the battery (Leave the battery out until you get it running again)
2-Open it back up and disconnect and reconnect each and every cable and connector that I can find.
3-Remove and reseat the memory module(s)
4-Try to power back up.
If this doesn't do it, get back to me for some more diagnostics/ideas.
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Posted on Dec 11, 2007
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